Auburnians will notice crews out doing road repairs for the rest of the summer and into the fall construction season as the city continues its annual Road Improvement Program.
Each year, city staff members drive every road in Auburn and rate their conditions as good, fair, poor and failed, Superintendent of Engineering Services Bill Lupien said. This year, 112 roads were rated as failed, a less than 1-percent increase from 2016, and the number of good roads increased 10 percent to 287.
The city then uses the ratings to determine which streets to do work on. Various levels of repair work can be done depending on the condition of the road.